photo by Sarah Herod
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, (for) the old order has passed away. The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Also, he said “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:4-5
Do you believe these words of the Lord?
Do you have something in your past that you are ashamed of?
Do you carry hurts and pain from long ago?
Do you feel the burden of daily personal and worldly trials?
Today is for you!
Every bit of your past and present and future, Jesus saw in the Garden and on the Cross…
every bit of it.
And He loved you all the more! In fact, when he said “I thirst.”, he was asking for much more than water. If it took such tremendous effort and pain to push up on his feet just to get a breath while hanging on the cross, then each and every word spoken there must have the most important meaning. He was saying, “I thirst for souls. Do not let what I have offered for you be in vain. Please accept my Love. Please come to me all you who are heavily burdened. I will give you eternal rest.”
So, take all of those things and bury them. They were with Jesus when He was on Calvary. He wants them buried with Him in the tomb.
You bury them too.
Bury them deep. Ask the Lord to help you.
And if you are Catholic, and need the Sacrament of Reconciliation then go! Go and spill out all your past transgressions, and know the power of forgiveness through the absolution of the priest’s blessing over you. When you receive it, you know you have been forgiven, and can let go of it forever. We have Our Lord’s promise in his own words to the apostles! “Whose sins you shall forgive they shall be forgiven.” There is nothing the Lord will not forgive if we have but a little sorrow, and the desire not to offend Him again. And there is no greater freedom!! Start fresh. We can always start fresh. It is a new day!
If you do this, you are planting a seed along with all the refuse you have buried.
And what is deeply buried can spring forth new life.
This is the transforming power of Jesus’ Resurrection.
“Behold, I make all things new!!”
Do you believe it?
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!